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PC Leisure was the United Kingdom's first magazine dedicated exclusively to IBM PC compatible (PC) entertainment and was published by EMAP between spring 1990 and September 1991. A total of nine issues were published in its lifetime, the first four being quarterly with the remaining five bimonthly. The magazine was eventually incorporated into PC Review, a new monthly publication launched on October 15, 1991. Within the UK prior to PC Leisure's release, PC entertainment news was supplied via gen...



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PC Leisure was the United Kingdom's first magazine dedicated exclusively to IBM PC compatible (PC) entertainment and was published by EMAP between spring 1990 and September 1991. A total of nine issues were published in its lifetime, the first four being quarterly with the remaining five bimonthly. The magazine was eventually incorporated into PC Review, a new monthly publication launched on October 15, 1991. Within the UK prior to PC Leisure's release, PC entertainment news was supplied via general computing and multi-format magazines such as The One and New Computer Express, but by 1990 the PC entertainment market had sufficiently developed to warrant the introduction of a dedicated magazine.

Within the UK prior to PC Leisure's release, PC entertainment news was supplied via general computing and multi-format magazines such as The One and New Computer Express, but by 1990 the PC entertainment market had sufficiently developed to warrant the introduction of a dedicated magazine. In November 1989, EMAP tested the waters by including a free PC Leisure preview copy along with What Personal Computer, and the feedback from this venture filled the letters section of the launch issue the following spring.

In May 1991, PC Leisure became the recipient of the PC coverage originally published within the pages of the 16-bit multi-format magazine The One, as EMAP decided to split it into The One for Amiga Games and The One for ST Games. The final issue #9 Sep/Oct 1991 included a two-page special across pages 28 and 29 stating that the magazine was going to be renamed PC Review and released monthly from October 15, 1991.

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